Richard Harris Barham
Richard Harris Barham Poems
|1.||Ode On A Nearer Prospect Of Summer Hill||1/1/2004|
|3.||A Lay Of St. Nicholas||1/1/2004|
|5.||Execution, The : A Sporting Anecdote Hon. Mr. Sucklethumbkin's Story||1/1/2004|
|8.||The Hand Of Glory, : The Nurse's Story||1/1/2004|
|9.||Mr. Barney Maguire's Account Of The Coronation||1/1/2004|
|10.||The Witch's Frolic||1/1/2004|
|11.||Jackaw Of Rheims, The||12/31/2002|
|12.||The Two Mp's||1/1/2004|
|13.||Some Account Of A New Play||1/1/2004|
|14.||The Jackaw Of Rheims||5/8/2001|
|16.||A Lay Of St. Gengulphus||1/1/2004|
|17.||The Lay Of St. Odille||1/1/2004|
|18.||'Look At The Clock!' : Patty Morgan The Milkmaid's Story||1/1/2004|
|21.||The Bagman's Dog, : Mr. Peters's Story||1/1/2004|
|22.||The Merchant Of Venice,: A Legend Of Italy||1/1/2004|
The Merchant Of Venice,: A Legend Of Italy
I believe there are few
But have heard of a Jew,
Named Shylock, of Venice, as arrant a 'screw'
In money transactions as ever you knew;
An exorbitant miser, who never yet lent
A ducat at less than three hundred per cent.,
Insomuch that the veriest spendthrift in Venice,
Who'd take no more care of his pounds than his pennies,
When press'd for a loan, at the very first sight
Of his terms, would back out, and take refuge in Flight.
It is not my purpose to pause and inquire
If he might not, in managing thus to retire,
Jump out of the frying-pan into ...
The Jackaw Of Rheims
The Jackdaw sat on the Cardinal's chair!
Bishop, and abbot, and prior were there;
Many a monk, and many a friar,
Many a knight, and many a squire,
With a great many more of lesser degree,--
In sooth a goodly company;
And they served the Lord Primate on bended knee.
Never, I ween,
Was a prouder seen,